Beyond White Picket Fences: How Established Residents Experience Increasing Diversity

Awarded Scholars:
Catherine Bueker, Emmanuel College
Project Date:
Jan 2023
Award Amount:

Wellesley, Massachusetts is a historically White Anglo-Saxon Protestant community that has experienced immigration and increased diversity in recent decades. Sociologist Catherine Bueker will examine how longtime White residents and mainstream institutions of Wellesley, MA, such as schools and religious organizations, view and experience increasing diversity. She will conduct interviews and participant observations as well as analyze archival data from the local newspaper for her study.


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